Most students do not understand the details of how to finance graduate education and rely on their faculty advisers for guidance. Many prospective graduate students do not understand that support is available for graduate education nor do they understand what an assistantship or fellowship is. Information about these particular forms of financial support is extremely helpful to applicants and is important to put on your website in a prominent location. This section of the handbook will provide you with the essentials of graduate student financial support. The authoritative description of the details of student financial support can be found in the Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog. More information can be found in the Funding Policies located in the Policy Guide.
When students interested in financial support contact you, please reply to them promptly with information about assistantships in your program and how they can apply for one. In support of the University of Central Florida’s commitment to Equal Opportunity Employment and Affirmative Action, you are expected to consider all eligible applications.
Also, please refer domestic students to the Office of Student Financial Assistance should they need a student loan. There are also work-study opportunities for graduate students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Please nominate those truly outstanding doctoral students for fellowships by mid-January of each year so that they can be eligible for consideration. There are other opportunities for fellowships that may be available in your college or through private foundations.